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William C's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Dravet Syndrome

Theme: Emergency Services and People

Date opened: 14th Aug 2019
Date closed: 24th Aug 2019
Deadline: 30th Dec 2019

Photo of William C

Theme details

Emergency Services and People - As many emergency services vehicles and emergency services workers - ie firemen etc as we can manage. (If not enough patterns we can supplement with diggers,trucks,tractors later)

Child Interests

Favourite colours are blue and yellow.
He loves all emergency services, diggers, trucks and construction vehicles, bin wagons, road sweepers, tractors and quad bikes.


Will was born 8 days early, on a very snowy day, weighing 9lb 12oz. He was a happy baby and a beautiful brother for his sisters, Lily and Emily.
He met his milestones before or even ahead of schedule, smiling, sitting-up, rolling over, crawling, babbling, cruising and then he had his first seizure at 8 months. This was swiftly followed 2 days later by another and 2 weeks later by another and so the pattern started. Slight temperature increases and brewing illnesses would trigger seizures. Eventually Will was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome the day before his 2nd birthday. This had followed 16 months of seizures and blue light ambulance trips to hospital with HDU and PICU stays the norm for our family.

Following his diagnosis we realised the future we had hoped for Will was going to be very different to the reality. Although things are far from bleak, he will never be independent and will always need care. The seizures, despite being on high doses of multiple medications, are not controlled. ADHD and autistic behaviours are extremely challenging and exhausting to manage and every trip out or holiday has to be planned with military precision, especially the distance and time to the nearest hospital!

Although he has his challenges his resilience is amazing! He's been discharged from hospital one day and back to school the next! He is an affectionate and caring boy who loves to ride his bike and scooter, climb walls, jump in and splash about in the swimming pool and ride the slides at Center Parcs! He is funny and witty and loves to laugh.

We don't know what the future holds, but we do know that whatever it is Will the Warrior will continue to bounce back, like the rubber ball that he is!


1.LQ files. Beth's design Police motorbikeStitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

2.Rescue Vehicles, Cross Stitch Card Shop Police car and fire engine by Maria DiazStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

3.The Stitch Patterns on Etsy Red fire engine Stitcher: Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England
In Progress

4.Cross stitch gallery number 35 Sep/oct 2002 5 police vehicles as many of them that I can fit in !Stitcher: Kay, Southminster, Essex, UK
In Progress

5.Choice of 6 (so will see what others choose) 2-3 emergency vehiclesStitcher: Kate, Leics, UK
In Progress

6.Pattern by XStitchEverything from Etsy. Ambulance. Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
In Progress

7.Own design of a lifeboatStitcher: Pat Brown, Fareham, England
In Progress

8.Cross stitch card shop & cross stitch crazy A fireman, A policeman and an Ambulance Stitcher: Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK
In Progress

9.Ambulance, own design (or I can do a digger if you've got enough ambulances)Stitcher: Elizabeth, Shipley, UK
In Progress

10.DMC Country Companions Kit Hedgehog dressed as a policemanStitcher: Gemma.H, Glos, UK
In Progress

11.Sunflower cat creation Policeman with a car in the background Stitcher: Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for William C's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Sep 2019

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